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Sexy Big Bird for Halloween

10/16/2012

Unless you live under a rock…you probably are aware Halloween is a big deal at retail. This year a record 170 million people in the United States will celebrate Halloween, spending up to $8 billion.

Seven in 10 Americans will take part in festivities, and the average person will spend $79.82 on decorations, costumes and candy — up from $72.31 last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2012 Halloween consumer spending survey, conducted by the research group BIGinsight.

With all that money flying about it is interesting to know that this year’s top costume is Big Bird.

When Big Bird was mentioned in the first Presidential debate between President Obama and challenger Mit Romney, that set the stage for the birds bigness (at least from a Halloween costume perspective).

When a news story involving a pop culture story becomes big – it’s pretty much guaranteed to become the big costume. After the debate, all the buzz about Big Bird had the makings of a big Halloween costume.

Within days of the debate Big Bird costumes flew off the shelves.

So now we’ve come to this. Sexy Big Bird.

Like this sexy Big Bird costume that’s flying off the shelves. Or this one. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY VERSIONS OF THE SEXY BIG BIRD COSTUME?! Shouldn’t there be some sort of panel or board of directors that can come to unilateral agreement on the design features so that we’ve only got a single manifestation of a “sexy,” over-sized, anthropomorphized avian character meant to teach children basic life skills? You can thank your presidential candidates for this crap. Is it election day yet?

And when did Halloween costumes go sexy? Is it really necessary? If you want to see 9 needlessly sexy Halloween costumes check out this slide show. It will likely make you want to stay home on Halloween with the lights off.

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